Making Security Intelligence Even Smarter

It’s no secret that security attacks are on the rise, and businesses are responding. But unfortunately, even their best efforts are often not enough. Increasingly sophisticated attackers combined with growing information technology (IT) complexity make discovering and responding to new and existing risks a daunting task.

Many organizations are using security information and event management (SIEM) programs to improve their ability to detect cyber threats and reduce response times. But still, few organizations have the resources needed to continually monitor and adapt to ever-changing attack strategies.

Dealing with overload

If your business is overwhelmed by too much data and not enough resources, you’re not alone. IBM’s new QRadar Security Intelligence solution helps by integrating and automating security capabilities into one console – from log management to SIEM and more – providing a clear, unified view into network activity and vulnerability. The QRadar dashboard ranks vulnerabilities, identifying ones that are top priority and areas that have been attacked.

But even the most sophisticated tools require professional insight and support – that’s where Deloitte’s expanded cyber security capabilities can help. The acquisition of Vigilant in 2013 broadened Deloitte’s customized security solutions, adding sophisticated cyber threat monitoring to our consulting and management services.

Vigilant by Deloitte’s cyber threat team monitors, researches, and filters underground chatter to identify new and previously unknown threats.  The team then prioritizes and transmits relevant data to clients’ SIEM systems. For example, one organization had security technologies in place – firewall technologies, proxy servers, antivirus applications, and more – but we were able to detect consistent outbound communication to China that clearly illustrated that the organization’s internal systems had been compromised and data was being sent out of the organization. We worked with the organization to update their systems to quickly head off this attack before additional damage occurred.

2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

Unlike some SIEM support companies, we can provide ongoing support and management of your on-premise systems – leaving equipment, security software, and data in your data center– allowing you to maintain control over your systems and data.

Join us at Pulse 2014

Christopher Meenan of Qradar Product Manager at IBM and I will share more details about how leading organizations are dealing with cyber security threats at Pulse 2014 in Las Vegas, February 23-25. Our presentation, “IBM Security QRadar: The Swiss Army Knife of Security Intelligence,” (SAF-1603A) provides an overview of how IBM’s Security QRadar and Vigilant by Deloitte can help improve your organization’s security IQ.

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Joe Magee

Deloitte and Touche LLP

Joe Magee is a Director in the Cyber Risk services division of Deloitte and Touche LLP. Previously he was a co-founder...